COLUMBIA, S.C. – A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him “constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”
Funny. But when Cardinal Bernard Law (former Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Boston) learned that his priests were molesting little boys, he just shifted them around so they could molest fresh crops of new boys. When Bernie Law was looking at being called to task for it, the Pope reassigned him to the Vatican (and out of reach of the Massachusetts authorities).
Question: If voting for Obama is “material cooperation with intrinsic evil,” what is giving a donation to the largest child molestation ring in history? I’m not suggesting that giving money to the Catholic Church is evil, nor that it shows support for child molestation — but if Rev. Jay Scott Newman’s logic is valid, well then… the shoe fits.
UPDATE: Much to the Church’s credit, the Diocese of Charleston has repudiated this priest’s position, going so far as to imply that it is anti-Catholic. Apparently the Cardinal does not believe that the shoe fits.